DNA Registry Policies, Procedures, Steps and Forms


The purpose of the Spanish Goat Registry (SGR), is to collect the genetic data of verified fullblood Spanish goats in order to:
     1) Safeguard and Preserve the Genetic Integrity and valuable Diversity of the Breed;
     2) Collect DNA Marker Data for analysis;
     3) Verify Parentage;
     4) Assist breeders to make sound breeding and culling decisions;
     5) Bring more confidence to buyers that the goats they purchase are fullblood Spanish goats.

SGR DNA Registration Policies & Requirements

  • In order to ensure the integrity of the Spanish Goat Registry (SGR), each goat undergoes a verification process to determine its eligibility to be SGR DNA Registered.
  • Before submitting DNA Samples a breeder must submit a Breeder ID Application and receive a Breeder ID Number and pay the annual breeder fee. https://spanishgoatregistry.com/breeder-herd-id-application/
  • Once a Breeders has been issued a Breeder ID Number they are qualified to submit a completed DNA Spreadsheet for each goat they want to register. https://spanishgoatregistry.com/dna-spreadsheet-online-form/
  • Breeder must submit a full side view photo of the goat(s), DNA Sample and Registration fees in order to  DNA Register their goats.
  • Breeders are issued a Digital and Mailed copy of their SGR DNA Registration Certificates.
  • Breeder who choose to submit 5 female and 1 male DNA sample will be eligible for SGR BREEDER CERTIFICATION.
  • In order for a goat to be SGR DNA Registered as a specific bloodline SGR must be able to verify the accuracy of the information — otherwise goats will be SGR DNA Registered as a Fullblood Spanish Goat.
  • Parentage is tracked through SGR DNA Registrations only — unless DNA Registered parentage data is not included on DNA Registration Certificates.
  • SGR does not accept Registrations from other Registries.
  • SGR ensures that each sample has been rigorously verified before being entered into our UC Davis sample database – thereby giving the breeder, buyer and seller the confidence that is needed to ensure the integrity of each goat being sold as a DNA Registered Fullblood Spanish goat.
  • Owner Transfers and single goat DNA Registration can be done by a breeder that is not a member of the registry. However, there will be an additional $10 fee.

Requirements for SGR DNA Registration:

  • Accompanied by a completed and signed SGR Required Bill of Sale.
  • Bred by an SGR Listed Breeder.
  • The Dam and Sire must be Fullblood Spanish Goats —
    Beginning October 1, 2024, both dam and sire are required to be SGR DNA Registered.
  • Full side view photo of the goat — this can be a marginal photo that can be retaken for the registration documentation.
  • Completed DNA Spreadsheet submitted through the website. 
  • All fees current and paid.

Steps for DNA Registration


Once a breeder has been issued a Breeder ID and has paid their Annual Breeder Listing Fee, they are eligible for
SGR DNA Registration of their Fullblood Spanish Goats.

  • Applicant orders and pays for DNA Kits on the Website. https://spanishgoatsllc.com/shop/
  • Registrar sends DNA kits and instructions via USPS 3 Day Priority Mail.
  • When the applicant is ready to send in samples, the applicant must first complete the SGR DNA Spreadsheet from the website. https://spanishgoatregistry.com/dna-spreadsheet-online-form/.
  • The SGR Registrar reviews the data. If the applicant did not breed the goats, then an SGR Required Bill of Sale must be completed, signed and sent in with the samples.
  • The SGR Registrar will submit an invoice for DNA Registration fees, and any other outstanding fees. These fees can be paid by check or digitally by credit card.
  • Applicant follows the instructions and sends samples, payment, and needed Bill of Sales using provided label USPS Priority. Applicant to send the tracking number and photo of the goat(s) via email (email is easily done from the website contact page)
  • The SGR registrar reviews all data and enters it into the UC Davis system and ships samples to UC Davis.
  • Once the results are received from UC Davis the goats are issued a DNA Registration and VGL Report number.
  • The Breeder receives a digital copy of the DNA Registrations, UC Davis VGL Report and a prefilled Transfer document. 
  • Once the applicant signs off on certificates, the hard copies are mailed to the applicant.

SGR Registration Fees

  • Each DNA Sample Kit — $5
  • Each UC Davis Testing Fee — $30
  • Each DNA  Data Process: Tracking, Verification, Pedigree records, and Entering into the UC Davis VGL System Fee — $10
  • Each Hard Copy Certificate, VGL Report Copy, and Transfer Document Mailed Fee — $5
  • Each DNA Registration Owner Transfer Fee — $5 (Providing new Owner has paid annual breeder fee).
  • $25 Shipping and Handling Fee — $25 (includes processing DNA Spreadsheet with Microchip numbers, shipping up to 40 DNA kits, Shipping to UC Davis).
  • Annual Breeder Fee — $30
  • Each Transfer of SGR SGC Individual VGL Reports into a separate UC Davis VGL Account — $20

Parent Verification after DNA Registrations are Issued

  • The initial testing of any DNA Sample can include both Dam and Sire Parent Verification at no additional charge under the following circumstances: 1) the Dam/and or Sire DNA are included in the batch and can be entered; and 2) The dam and/or sire DNA samples are already  on file with SGR VGL Account.
  • Parent Verification can be processed at a later date for a fee of $10.
  • DNA Registration Certificates will be reissued with Parent Verification Data added to the Certificate for a fee of $10.
  • Additionally, the Parent Verification data will be added to the pedigree tracking.

Payment and Shipping of Samples

  • When a breeder request DNA kits, they are mailed as soon as payment for kits and shipment is received.
  • Payment can be made by mailed check or through a digital invoice that can be paid with a credit card. 
  • Once payment is received, the DNA Kits are shipped along with instructions 3 day priority mail.

Offspring of DNA Registered Goats

  • When DNA Registering offspring of DNA Registered goats, make sure to list the dam and/or sire DNA Registration number.
  • All DNA Registration steps are the same.
  • Goats whose Dam and Sire are DNA Registered will receive a DNA Platinum Registration Certificate.
  • Goats whose Sire is DNA Registered Gold (But Dam is not registered) will receive a Silver Certificate.
  • Goats whose Dam and Sire are not registered will receive a Bronze Certificate.
  • Parentage is not recorded on the DNA Certificate if they are not DNA Registered – However breeder is listed.

DNA Registration Classifications

  • Bronze — Goat Dam and Sire is not in the SGR DNA Database.
  • Silver — Goat Dam or Sire DNA is in the SGR DNA Database.
  • Gold — Dam and Sire are from Foundation Stock or One Parent is DNA Registered and one Parent is Foundation Stock.
  • Platinum — Both Dam and Sire DNA is in the SGR DNA Database.

SGR Certified Spanish Breeder


The purpose of Breeder Certification is to encourage new Breeders to purchase a starter herd of 5 DNA Registered females and 1 DNA Registered male. This ensures the new breeder can be confident of their starter seed stock. In Addition, this gives SGLLC a diverse sampling of Herds across the United States.

  • SGR Certified Spanish Breeder Certificates are issued to those breeders who choose to submit  5 verified female DNA samples and 1 verified male DNA sample.
  • SGR Gold Certified Spanish Breeder Certificate — all six goats are DNA Registered with Gold Certificates (Dam and Sire of all goats listed on Breeder Certificate are DNA Registered or were purchased prior to April 1, 2021 from a Foundation Breeder).

Semen, AI & Embryo Transfer


Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer are powerful tools and can be used for effective breed conservation. However, they can also be detrimental to the breed’s genetic diversity. SGLLC tracks AI and Embryo Transfer to ensure the Needs, Integrity and Diversity of the Fullblood Spanish Goat Breed.

  • SGR breeders may choose to collect semen and/or produce embryo transfers.
  • Breeders who choose to collect semen or flush females for embryo transfer are required to register the Animals prior the the sale of straws or embryos; otherwise offspring will not be registered.
  • Disclosure must be made at time of sale that embryos or semen have been collected on the goat(s) being sold.
  • Disclosure must be made at the time of sale of offspring that they are a product of AI or Embryo transfer.
  • Any SGR Breeder attempting to register offspring from either embryo transfer or artificial insemination without disclosure will be removed from the SGR Registry and all goats bred by this particular breeder will not be eligible for SGR DNA Registration.

Transfer of SGR VGL Reports & Dual Registration

  1. SGR requires a proprietary VGL Record for all DNA Registrations issued for the protection and integrity of the breed data. VGL Records can be altered by anyone who has access to the VGL Report in the UC Davis VGL System. In order to prevent any alteration of the SGR VGL Reports, only the SGR Registrar and UC Davis have access to the SGC VGL Reports.
  2. Breeders requesting a Transfer of the SGR VGL Reports to be issued to a different account at UC Davis will receive a New VGL Report with a new VGL Report number. 
  3. When independent accounts request Parent Verification directly from UC Davis using the GO/# VGL Records UC Davis has stipulated the SGR VGL Reports (original sample) will be used. UC Davis will not be using the GO/# VGL Reports for Parent Verification, they will be using the SGR VGL Reports.
  4. The total fee for each Transfer VGL Report request is $20.

SGR does not accept VGL Reports and/or Registration Certificates from outside organizations for the purpose of dual registration. In order to receive a DNA Registration Certificate and/or parent verification all DNA VGL Reports must be held in the SGR Account. To further clarify, the sample must be verified, tracked, and processed by the SGR Registrar. Those who wish to dual register are advised to run all DNA Testing through the SGR Registrar and the SGR Account first and then Transfer to an outside VGL Account.